Thursday, March 30, 2017

Follow the Feeder

It’s funny the relations cats have with one another. Since Tungsten died, there has been no top-cat in the household. Each does what he wants, and as long as he doesn’t interfere with another, there is harmony, more or less. Josie is a bit of a top-cat with regard to food; when she wants to eat, she approaches the bowl and anyone already there must move on. Usually this is done automatically, but sometimes there is whapping.

The boys are another matter. There is no competition, but when Renn goes for a nibble, Tucker almost always comes along, and lies near by, waiting. He often isn’t interested in the food-bowl until he sees his brother go for a bite. For his part, my big boy isn’t intimidated by Tucker, and takes his time. The roly poly one waits patiently, then has his turn.

Following Renn in such a manner may be why Tucker fills up so much space.


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  1. I *love* those stretched out back legs. LOL. Can that really be comfortable? (Apparently so!)

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    1. I wouldn't have thought it was, but I asked about it on Facebook and many people sent in pictures of their cats doing the same thing. Silly animals.

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  2. I love that picture!!! And the harmony in which they live.

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    1. Well, these guys get along, at least.

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  3. doodz.....total lee awesum foto !!! we see pink mouz iz waitin her tern at de food dish two !! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. I didn't notice the pink mouse. She was probably nibbling when no one noticed.

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  4. the power of suggestion.... that last picture is adorable

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    1. Yes, when one eats, another thinks it's a good idea.

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  5. There is not much competition for food at my house, as everyone gets his own bowl at feeding time, which is twice a day. I also make three bowls of kibble available for between meal snacks. The problem arrises when someone decides they want the variety of food that someone else is eating. (And once they get it, they find they liked their original dinner better!)

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    1. When the soft-food is doled out, each gets his own dish, and in a separate part of the apartment. I'm like a lone waiter in a busy restaurant.

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  6. That is such a sweet photo. I love those stretched out legs.

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    1. Tucker's not the youngest, but I think of him as the baby of the family.

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  7. Don't you love the the interplay of coat patterns? Just so beautiful!
    I must say those little outstretched leg are squee worthy indeed!

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    1. I call that Tucker's 'bathing beauty pose'. It's the subject of one of the first photographs I took of him (http://ihavethreecats.blogspot.ca/2010/10/). I figure he just needs a beach towel under him and he's ready for the sun and the sea.

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  8. Look at Tucker! I love your observations on the behaviours of your cats. Cats are a never ending fascination and no two are ever alike. Jessica would always follow me to the kitchen - her bowls and the fridge being her favourite spots to sit down in front of. Just in case food appeared. Holly is rather fearful of me being around her food - does she think I am going to eat it?!

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    1. It's funny that Holly fears you about her food. She may indeed dread its theft. I know Tucker will get it into his head now and then to fear the actual dish of food...

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  9. It is good that everyone gets along and lives in harmony.

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  10. The food never tastes so good until someone else is eating it!

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    1. Ha, yes! It's like walking down a street and smelling someone cooking in their house or yard: it always smells better than what I can make.

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